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Tesla fans can now 3D print a supercharger station for their phones

Discussion in 'News from Electrek.co' started by minogully, Jul 14, 2016.

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    http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/7/14/12183364/tesla-supercharger-phone-3d-print

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    The 400,000 Tesla fans that preordered the company’s Model 3 have a long wait ahead of them. They know this. They chose this. But I assume they don’t mind waiting because they love Tesla and appreciate its aesthetic, like its supercharger stations. But still, I imagine they’re all sitting at their desks right now daydreaming about driving their Model 3. You know what could make those daydreams even more real? A mini supercharger station for a phone.
     
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    I'm bumping this old thread for this really cute smartphone Tesla Supercharger. The creator of this has made his 3D files free to download if you have access to a 3D printer or else you can buy the finished product from him but there is a Euro conversion on top of 25 Euro shipping cost from Germany.

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    https://www.mysupercharger.net/

    The 3D files are linked at the bottom of his page.
     
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    I printed one of these for my son. That process made me realize just how nascent of a technology 3D printing still is. The result needed a lot of massaging before all the parts would fit together decently.
     
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    I have one too. I find it doesn't stay nicely together unless you glue it, but then you'll never get your charging cable back. It's not a big deal to me though, since it stays together well enough.

    If I knew more about this stuff and had the time, I'd make an alteration to the files and add a sort of cap to the thing to keep the front and back tightly together. It'd also look more like the real thing in my opinion.
     

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